Inspiration! 20 Crochet Covered River Rocks and Other Stones

Did you know that September 16th is Collect Rocks Day? (See other random September holidays here.) I actually did used to collect rocks when I was a kid. I loved to keep things organized in strange ways so I would use egg cartons and put one rock in each little egg spot and I would name the rocks, writing the names in a corresponding spot on the inside of the egg carton lid. I had a few precious rocks that I got when my mom would take us to the gem store but mostly I found rocks I liked in the yard and kept those. Some of them, I painted. If I had known how back then, I surely would have crocheted decorative cozies for some of them! In honor of that fun memory and the fact that today is Collect Rocks Day, I thought I’d share a roundup of crochet-covered stones and rocks, something I haven’t done since 2013 when I shared these 20 unique crochet rocks.

crochet river rocks

These crocheted rocks were part of an art exhibit by sculptor Marianne Lettieri that was at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame this past summer. The museum shares, “Artist Marianne Lettieri’s installation includes about 200 river rocks covered with crochet.  Most of the doilies used for the coverings were found at local estate sales, a link to women’s handwork of the past.  Others were created in collaboration with contemporary fiber artist, Stefanie Fayard.  More were fashioned as recently as June 2015, when a group of women, ages 13 to 94, gathered in Menlo Park to crochet together.”

 embroidered rocksFelted and embroidered crochet rocks by Emily Barletta

rock crochet

Crochet over rocks by L is for Love

rubyjaneslane crochet around stones

@rubyjaneslane on Instagram

crochet covered stone art monicaj

New lacestones by MonicaJ (above) and her tiny crochet pebbles (below)

tiny lace crochet pebbles

laura_makes crochet stones

@laura_makes on Instagram shared this lovely rock at the beach (above) and then turned it into a cute little art face (below)

laura_makes crochet happy stones

crochet stones

Artist Susanna Bauer has a collection of crochet-covered rocks

elzavan912 crochet stones

Elzavan912 on Instagram

ektelykke crochet stones

Ektelykke on Instagram

crochet stones necklace

AmorArt uses crochet with stones to create beautiful statement jewelry pieces

crochet rock necklaces

We’re Knot Sisters also makes crochet rock necklaces

butterfly crochet rock

This butterfly crochet rock is by KnotKnotShop

rock moon crochet

Crescent Moon Crochet Rock by Spool Spider

crochet lace stones

Meet Em

cotton crochet rock

Cotton Crochet Rock Flower by TableTopJewels

doily stones crochet art

Crochet Doily Stones by Rachel’s Scraps

crochet stone art

Crochet + Faces on Rocks by Lois Collins

crochet rocks pattern

Garden Friends crochet rocks pattern from YarnovationsShop


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

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